the Communication Workers' Union had a fit because Royal Mail dared ask postmen to walk four miles per hour in order to deliver to the 400-500 addressees they are supposed to reach on their daily, three-and-a-half hours' walk.
So they don't deliver any post? And they don't have a trolley with them?
Bit more on the bikes health and safety thinghttp://www.shponline.co.uk/commentcommu ... ction-plan
“This isn't leisure cycling, it's cycling for work, and considerations are very different when people cycle as part of their job. Postal workers can't pick and choose where they go on their cycle, like leisure cyclists or people commuting, and changes in road and traffic conditions have made cycles no longer suitable on many routes. For every postman and woman that loves their cycle, there's one that hates them.”
Royal Mail has revealed that the decision to reduce the number of cycles was made in response to the changing profile of mail, which is increasingly made up of bulky parcels from Internet shopping, and to improve health and safety. Over the past 15 years, 13 cycle delivery postmen and women have been killed at work and thousands more injured, as the result of road-traffic accidents.
That didn't take very long to find.